Our team members are:
Managing Director - Ross Holmes LLB. (Hons.), TEP
Ross Holmes is Managing Director of Ross Holmes Virtual Lawyers Limited, and its trust division Ross Holmes Trusts, a Director of a number of private companies, and a trustee of the trusts established by his family.
Ross graduated with an honours degree in law from Victoria University in Wellington in 1971 (which included a masters paper in taxation and estate planning). He has been practising as a lawyer since 1973 and has been a partner in law firms since 1975.
Ross specialises in asset protection planning and trusts. He is a member of the international Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the author of the best selling books on trusts: "Sham Trusts" (1999), "Success with Trusts" (2000), "Successful Trust Management" (2002 and 2005), is a contributing author to legal publishers Lexis Nexis textbook "Law of Trusts" (2000), and has had articles on trusts published in legal journals. He co-authored Southern Cook Islands Customary Law, History, and Society, with Ron Crocombe.
His experience in the asset protection planning field includes a period as a senior manager in the taxation division of a leading accountancy firm, and a period as Managing Director of an Australia and New Zealand Banking Group international trustee company subsidiary. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Associate - Neena Bartlett LLB., Dip. Crim., TEP.
Neena Bartlett joined Ross Holmes in 1989. She graduated with a degree in Law from Canterbury University and was admitted as a Barrister and a Solicitor of the High Court in 1988. Neena also completed a Diploma in Criminology from Auckland University in 1988. She is a member of STEP and has extensive experience in property law and asset protection planning. Email: email@example.com
Solicitor - Katherine Shan LLB.
Katherine is an experienced property lawyer, who also assists Ross Holmes in relationship property, trust and asset protection planning. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of High Court in New Zealand in April 2015. She previously worked for a commercial law firm in Guang Zhou, China specializing in international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation. Katherine has law degrees from universities in both Beijing and Auckland. Katherine is a people's person and finds satisfaction in seeking the best possible resolution for her clients. Katherine is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Holmes is a Senior Legal Executive. A former primary school principal, Janet joined our team in 1993. She has since gained extensive experience in the asset protection planning field and is a key member of our team. Email: email@example.com
Senior Registered Legal Executive - Kirsty Hourigan
Kirsty Hourigan has many years experience in trust and estate administration and accounts. She joined Ross Holmes in 1998 as a Trust Consultant specialising in the administration of trusts and estates. She also acts for clients on property transactions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Executive - Adam Wang
Adam is employed as a Legal Executive specialising in property purchases, sales, and refinancing. He speaks English and Mandarin. Email: email@example.com
Management Accountant - Francisca Wahjudi BEd., GraDipBus., ASA
Francisca is our General Manager/Management Accountant who has experience in finance, accounting and treasury. She is an Associate Member of CPA and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in education from Atmajaya University of Indonesia and a Graduate Diploma in accounting from Auckland University of Technology. Francisca is part of our core management team and responsible for a wide range of duties including finance, accounting, human resources, and marketing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts Assistant/Receptionist - Megan Bowen
Megan works primarily in one of the most important positions - our reception desk, assisting our clients. She also assists with our accounting. Email: email@example.com
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